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Rock and roll legend Charles "Chuck" Berry, an inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, was born in 1926 in San Jose, California.

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Today in Black History: Today marks the Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration in recognition of the notification of Texans in 1865 that slavery had been abolished.


The New York Times

National

World Leaders Wary of Trump May Have an Ally: Congress


Strategy Undefined as U.S. Adds Troops in Afghanistan


EDITORIAL: Fighting, While Funding, Extremists


Jared Kushner Is Said to Be Reconsidering His Legal Team

A Newsroom and a Lifeline: Univision’s Sense of Purpose

College Built for Canadian Settlers Sees Indigenous Future


In Houston, an Original Juneteenth Celebration Site Reborn


Hot Links and Red Drinks: The Rich Food Tradition of Juneteenth

Dallas Schools, Long Segregated, Charge Forward on Diversity

Flint Holds a Glittering Prom, Far From Flint

Grim Echoes for Families: An Officer Shoots and a Jury Acquits


He Sued Police 75 Times. Democrats Want Him as Philadelphia’s Top Prosecutor.


Local

Little but Palace Intrigue as Legislative Session Winds Down


Officials Point Fingers as Lake Ontario Spills Into Neighborhoods

City Tries to Head Off Summer Surge in Homeless


De Blasio’s Plan to Create 100,000 Jobs: Find 40,000, and Keep Eyes Open


Philly.com


In booming Philadelphia neighborhoods, lead-poisoned soil is resurfacing

Seth Williams' corruption trial: The case against the Philly DA explained


Baer: Gerrymander lawsuit: not perfect but a start, and valuable

Ahead of Monday contract vote, some PFT members see 'solid contract'


The Detroit Free Press


Detroiter sues, says his lifelong home demolished in ambush-style eviction


Report: For-profit run charter schools perform worse

Families urge prosecutors to resentence juveniles serving life without parole

Wayne County extends program for homeowners facing foreclosures


The Star-Ledger

N.J.'s move to legalize marijuana has begun. Here's all you need to know about it.

Councilman berates police over towed car, report says

Democrat plans to take on Republican MacArthur, who helped revive Obamacare repeal bill

Map: See the biggest winners, losers in new school aid figures

Trenton to lose $3.3M over misspent federal block grant funds



The Chicago Tribune


About 700 roadwork projects and 25,000 jobs in jeopardy as state budget impasse threatens shutdown

Preckwinkle, Garcia push Emanuel on federal court oversight of police reform


Why aging baby boomers will find few moderately priced senior housing options


EDITORIALS: Why an elected Chicago school board is still a bad idea

COMMENTARY: How the NRA conquered Washington and abandoned gun owners like me


The Cleveland Plain Dealer

15-year-old boy killed in Akron stabbing, medical examiner says

Dissecting the Ohio state budget: Ohio Politics Roundup


Federal judge says Cleveland's police reform agreement with Justice Department is not 'anti-police'



The Washington Post

Muslim teen, 17, assaulted and killed after leaving Virginia mosque, officials say

Seattle police fatally shoot black mother of four who they say confronted officers with a knife

Trump lawyer insists there is no obstruction investigation — but then hedges

Supreme Court to hear potentially landmark case on partisan gerrymandering

The Finance 202: Overhauling the tax code is more complicated than the Trump administration expected

Liberal groups are teaming up to pressure GOP lawmakers on health care over summer recess

Yes, Mitch McConnell’s secretive lawmaking is really unusual — in these 4 ways

How states like Kansas punish the poor for being both too poor and not poor enough

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation awards $1 million prize to UNC at Chapel Hill


Some gun owners are disturbed by the Philando Castile verdict. The NRA is silent.


Rethinking the parent-teacher conference: Meeting more often, working as a team

From the battlefield to the classroom: Are veterans a solution to teacher shortage?


USA Today


Supreme Court to rule on how election districts are drawn







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